With every team in the top six of D1A Rugby and 13 of the top 25 in action, it was a busy weekend in the college ranks. In addition, the Houston Sabercats held on for a 39-38 win against NYAC; OMBAC, SFGG, and Belmont Shore were victorious in the PRP; and Dallas, Austin, and Glendale enjoyed comfortable wins in the DI Red River.
The weekend was highlighted by three marquee matchups in D1A. First... Read More
The Pacific Rugby Premiership is back and a triple-header at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif. jump-started the 2018 season. After taking 2017 off, Saturday was a rugby day and the PRP did not disappoint. Life West and OMBAC dominated in the early and late matches, but it was the Belmont Shore versus San Francisco Golden Gate test that provided the drama. Belmont won in injury time, 30-29... Read More
The headlines of the second week of February saw #10 Arizona take out #14 Utah, #3 Life and #5 Lindenwood win in the Mid-South, and Belmont Shore, Life West, and OMBAC grab victories in the first round of the Pacific Rugby Premiership.
In the much-anticipated test between two top 15 D1A clubs in the PAC, #10 Arizona asserted itself against Utah, 70-19, in Tuscon, Ariz. The Wildcats’ win improves... Read More
With the emphatic win of the USA National team against Argentina serving as the nightcap, plenty of college and club rugby was on display on Saturday. Most of the D1A heavyweights were in action as St. Mary’s, Cal, Life, Lindenwood, and Arizona walked away as victors. In the club world, the Houston Sabercats preyed on the Capital Selects and the Dallas Reds and Austin Blacks continued their... Read More
Four of the top five teams in the nation shined on Saturday as conference play began while the Houston Sabercats got back on track with a win over James Bay. Saint Mary’s picked up a Cal Conference win against SDSU as Cal, BYU, and Lindenwood were victorious in non-conference match-ups.
No. 1 ranked Saint Mary’s schooled SDSU, 62-5, for the Aztecs’ second loss in a row and the Aggies of UC Davis... Read More
Blowouts and an upset highlighted the third week of 2018. The top three teams in the country crushed their opponents as Cal, St. Mary’s, and Life were in complete control on Saturday. The closest match of the weekend saw Grand Canyon survive two yellow cards to pull off a 22-18 upset against San Diego State. Finally, the Houston Sabercats fell to the Uruguay National team, 32-24.
In the ramp up... Read More
In a follow-up to the previous article on the future of club rugby, Rugby Today spoke with Erik Geib, the Club Department Manager of USA Rugby to get his perspective on the subject.
Rugby Today: What was USA Rugby's involvement in the revival of the Pacific Rugby Premiership and new format in the western competitive regions?
Erik Geib: There are several factors that go into this question.
1.)... Read More
Starting back in mid-August, the DI Club Marathon Midwest began and it ended Saturday 14 weeks later. Metropolis traveled to Columbus, Ohio with its undefeated record intact and lost by a point to Scioto Valley. The second place Chicago Lions fell for the second week in a row to Cincinnati, 31-8, and the Kansas City Blues edged a competitive Palmer College side, 32-29. Lastly, Milwaukee improved... Read More
It’s playoff season in college as the club ranks wrapped up the fall. The D1A Liberty Conference capped off its inaugural season with a seven-game postseason challenge that saw some awe-inspiring rugby. The playoffs in the D1AA, DII, and NSCRO are in full effect, while Arkansas State, St. Mary’s, and Navy won big in D1A. Lastly, Columbus-Scioto Valley prevented the Metropolis’ perfect season in... Read More
The penultimate Saturday of DI Club Rugby in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest saw the conference leaders remain undefeated with all of the other squads grinding for position. Rocky Gorge and Metropolis won their respective games while the Chicago Lions were defeated in a high-scoring affair against Columbus. The Blues of the Norfolk and Kansas City variety were victorious as well as Pittsburgh and... Read More